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HSW of Landscape Laborers: Ethics, Laws, and Logistics - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Expiration Date: Dec 31, 2026

Credits: None available.

Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00


Landscape laborers bring our designs to life- and face daunting occupational safety risks to do it. This session will discuss the ethics, laws, and logistics that landscape architects should consider to do right, minimize their own liability exposure, and advocate for and protect laborers’ HSW.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the potential occupational safety risks landscape laborers face, and the vast difference between landscape architects and laborers when it comes to occupational safety.
  • Explore philosophical frameworks and considerations that inform the ethical obligations of landscape architects to landscape laborers, as well as a universal method for ethical business practice decision making.
  • Understand the legal aspects of landscape architects’ liability for landscape laborer HSW, including case law, licensure board powers, laborer safety risk mitigation, and minimizing landscape architects’ liability exposure.
  • Learn practices for engaging with landscape contractors to promote landscape laborer HSW, including the tools that landscape architects can use to minimize the HSW risks to laborers on their projects.


  • Leslie Wren, ASLA, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
  • Josh Sundloff, JD, ASLA, LEED AP, Attorney, Babcock Scott & Babcock
  • Dylan Peck, President, Alpine Construction & Landscaping Corp.


  • 1.00 - PDH

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